We already had the 2012 in the wine fridge, which I picked up on my Perth trip last year and the 2013 was from a recent order of a mixed pack of CB’s sold through the Vino Volta website.
It was one of those tastings where each time I had a swirl, I was like “I definitely prefer the 20__ vintage”. So it’s safe to say both went down a treat. And I reckon both are still holding up so well that they’ll keep for longer too!
John Kosovich 2012 Chenin Blanc:
It’s a clear golden shade in the glass with melon, lemon honey and fresh minerality coming through on the nose with a sprinkling of sea salt. In the mouth it’s super smooth with notes of apples, pears and citrus zest. I also reckon there’s some feijoa on the finish. YUM!
John Kosovich 2013 Chenin Blanc:
It’s a sunshine gold colour in the glass. There’s that fresh minerality coming through on the nose alongside cut apples and sweet timber. In the mouth there’s fresh lime with toasted apple crumble that carries through to a nice lip-licking long finish. Delish!
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!